Languages and the way we think: an awesome Berkeley lecture

Why is it hard to say “I love you ” in Chinese? People greeting other people by asking which direction they’re headed? Does personality change with language?

I was fortunate enough to have attended this lecture in Berkeley a few years ago. In this video some of my favorite speakers Maxine Hong Kingston (writer!) and Lera Boroditsky (cogsci researcher!) talk about these and other fascinating questions involving languages.



  1. Lucia · June 13, 2014

    Such an interesting topic, thanks for posting this!

    • Nika · June 13, 2014

      Thanks Lucia, enjoy! I was practically drooling over this.


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